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Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Si Foster A Bountiful Kitchen


  • 4 chicken breast halves about 1 1/2 lbs total
  • 1 red pepper seeded and chopped (optional)


  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 1/2 cup pineapple chunks or tidbits drained (canned or fresh)
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • for garnish: chopped green onion optional


  1. Spray the inside of a slow cooker with cooking spray.
  2. Cut up chicken in to large chunks about 1x1 inch or into strips about 1/2 inch thick.
  3. Whisk together all of the sauce ingredients in a bowl. Remove 1/2 cup of the sauce and place in slow cooker.
  4. Place cut up chicken and chopped red pepper in slow cooker, mix with a large spoon and cover with lid.
  5. Turn slow cooker to high and cook for about 2 hours or about 4-5 hours on low.
  6. After cooking, add the remaining sauce and stir gently. Turn slow cooker to high and cook for an additional 15 minutes or until sauce is bubbly. Serve with rice.

Recipe Notes

-If you would like the sauce to be a bit thicker, you may remove some of the sauce from either the cooked chicken in the slow cooker or add about 1 tablespoon of cornstarch to about 1/4 cup of cold water and whisk until smooth. Add this to the final sauce in the slow cooker during the last 15 minutes of cooking. You may also quickly stir fry the chicken pieces before adding to the slow cooker. to do this, place about 3 tablespoons of cornstarch to a ziplock bag, toss the chicken pieces, uncooked in the bag. Place about 1 tablespoon of oil in a non stick skillet and turn the heat to medium high. Stir fry the chicken just until no longer pink. Proceed with recipe as directed. -You may also add chopped onion, snow peas or other vegetables to this recipe as well. Stir fry any additional vegetables about 15 minutes before serving. Add to cooked chicken mixture in slow cooker. Heat until sauce is bubbly.